Author: Liz Palika and Dr. Katherine A. Miller
Published By: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-470-41084-4

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This book, aimed at young animal lovers, is part of a new series by ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Other titles in the series include, “Kids Making a Difference for Animals,” “Amazing Pet Tricks,” and “Having Fun With Your Dog.”

Animals At Work” is a visually appealing book with engaging color photographs on every page. Chapters in the book, include:

Dogs Are Our First and Best Friends

There’s So Much More Dogs Can Do

Cats Can Work Too

Hardworking Horses

Respecting and Caring For Our Working Partners

Each chapter has fun facts relating to the chapter and true stories documenting working animals

Flea is a brown, black, and tan striped tabby cat who really enjoys cuddling with people. He got his name because as a kitten, when he
was adopted from the local shelter, he was tiny brown, and jumped around like a bug!

His human parent, Paul, did visiting therapy work with his dog, so he asked about bringing Flea along too. Therapy pets--dogs, cats, horses, and other animals--visit people to share love and affection. They go to nursing homes, schools, libraries, hospitals, and even day-care centers for very young children.

(from page 43, “Therapy Cats Give Love”).

This book uses active dialogue with real-life scenarios that helps engage the reader and captivate their interest in learning about the roles of working animals. There are also new and unusual jobs in the book highlighted; as canines working in conservation (sniffing to help preserve endangered species), and miniature horses serving as guide animals for the blind and visually-impaired.

The back of the book has a complete section of resources for readers to contact agencies to receive further information. Also, details on the author’s background. Liz Palika is a canine journalist and with a experience in training dogs for obedience, agility, herding and other sports. Dr. Katherine A. Miller, is a science advisor with the ASPCA. There is also information on the history of the ASPCA with helpful links for younger readers to learn more about volunteering with the ASPCA ( or wanting to start their own volunteer humane education chapter ( Finally, there is a comprehensive index from subjects ‘A’ (abandoned horses) to ‘Y’ (Yorkshire Terrier).

This title is a must for all young readers interested in animals, as well as libraries dedicated to young researchers.

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